Dogs - Canine Models in Biomedical Research, 1990-2009

USDA. NAL. Animal Welfare Information Center.

An adjunct resource to the previously published Information Resources on the Care and Welfare of Dogs, March 2008 publication. It is intended for basic researchers, biomedical researchers, veterinarians, and technicians, that wish to explore the scientific published literature on canines used as models of human disease, testing of new medical technologies, drug screening, and basic science discovery.

Dogs, 2008

USDA. NAL. Animal Welfare Information Center.

A bibliography and Web site resources related to the housing, husbandry, health and welfare of dogs.

Guidelines for the Care and Housing of Dogs in Research Institutions (PDF | 109 KB)

New South Wales Agriculture. Animal Research Review Panel.

Provides guidance on housing design, enclosure construction, exercise pens, isolation areas, noise, ventilation, climate control, husbandry, canine behavior, pain and distress, and record keeping for dogs in research.

Assessment of Pain in Dogs: Veterinary Clinical Studies

ILAR Journal.

A review of veterinary clinical pain studies in dogs and application of computer-assisted behavioral analysis.

Two puppies playing together with a toy Canine Research Environment, 1990 (PDF | 5.41 MB)

Scientists Center for Animal Welfare.

These conference proceedings present information on regulatory issues, environmental enrichment, management, and the effect of exercise programs on dogs in research settings.

Nutrient Requirements of Dogs and Cats (2006)

National Academies Press.

Information from the National Academie's board on agriculture and natural resources on the nutritional needs of dogs and cats.

Guidance on the Rehoming of Laboratory Dogs (PDF | 197KB)

Laboratory Animal Science Association.

These guidelines are intended to assist in the rehoming process to ensure that it is carried out efficiently and with least disturbance to the animal.

The Dog as an Experimental Animal (PDF | 55.4 KB)

Australian and New Zealand Council for the Care of Animals in Research and Teaching Ltd.

Provides information on housing and environmental enrichment, handling and restraint, common procedure techniques, breeding, health and disease, and anesthesia and analgesia of the laboratory dog.

Images of a dog and a cat GAO Report: USDA's Oversight of Dealers of Random Source Dogs and Cats

Government Accountability Office.

The September 2010 results and recommendations from a GAO study of USDA's oversight of Class B dealers, suggesting that the oversight would benefit from additional management information and analysis.

Enrichment Strategies for Laboratory Animals from the Viewpoint of Clinical Veterinary Behavioral Medicine: Emphasis on Cats and Dogs

ILAR Journal.

This review includes an emphasis on behavioral enrichment for the well-being of dogs and cats.

Design of Animal Exercise Protocols

American Physiological Society.

This resource book presents expert information on how to design, review and implement experimental paradigms involving animals and exercise. It is intended for researchers and IACUC members.

Dog, 1994

USDA. NAL. Animal Welfare Information Center.

Dogs, 1997

USDA. NAL. Animal Welfare Information Center.

Exercise for Dogs, 1991

USDA. NAL. Animal Welfare Information Center.

Laboratory Beagle Adoption

Cascade Beagle Rescue, Inc.

CBR-East works with accredited institutions/facilities and assist with the adoptions of voluntarily released healthy, adoptable beagles.

Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 09:27
USDA. APHIS. Animal Care.

USDA Animal Care has revised its factsheet entitled Questions and Answers: Regulation of Dog/Cat Breeders and Dealers.

This factsheet provides information that we hope you find useful, including: 1) the types of dog/cat breeders and dealers regulated under the Animal Welfare Act; 2) the standards of care required by USDA; and 3) USDA’s role in the commercial transport of dogs/cats.